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Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics

Paweł Czembor, D.Sc., Assoc. Prof. IHAR-PIB
phone: +48 22 733 45 55
e-mail: p.czembor@ihar.edu.pl

Research fields:

  • studies on genetic sources of important agronomic traits of cereals and maize, such as yielding, tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses, and quality traits,
  • development of classical and molecular breeding methods,
  • creation of initial breeding materials and development of new varieties suitable for cultivation in different ecological conditions and ways of usage.


Laboratory of Applied Genetics
Paweł Czembor, D.Sc., Assoc. Prof. IHAR-PIB
phone: +48 22 733 45 55
e-mail: p.czembor@ihar.edu.pl

Objectives:

  • searching and describing of new sources of important agronomic traits, mainly disease resistance in wheat, barley and triticale,
  • genetical and physical mapping of quantitative traits, disease resistance and biotic stress tolerance in wheat and barley,
  • development of molecular breeding methods of wheat and barley resistant to powdery mildew, rusts and net blotch,
  • assessment of potential diseases caused by most important barley and wheat pathogens,
  • development of initial breeding materials of wheat, barley and triticale resistant to powdery mildew and rusts, and with good quality traits,
  • development of initial breeding materials of spring barley with high brewage value,
  • development of initial breeding materials of fodder spring barley resistant to powdery mildew and dwarf rust,
  • development of initial breeding materials of winter barley resistant to powdery mildew and net blotch.

Laboratory of Triticale and Maize
Roman Warzecha, Ph.D.
phone: +48 22 733 45 62

e-mail:r.warzecha@ihar.edu.pl

Objectives:

  • assessment of combining ability and gene action effectsactions kombinacyjnej ander genes. in lines of hexaploid triticale,
  • development of initial breeding materials of triticale hybrids for heterosis breeding,
  • assessment of combining ability and gene action effects on some traits in maize,
  • doubled haploids technique and development of maize inbred lines,
  • development of maize initial breeding materials with resistance to fusarium ear rot, fusarium stalk rot and eyespot.

Laboratory of Rye

Irena Kolasińska, D.Sc., Assoc. Prof. IHAR-PIB

phone: +48 22 733 45 59

e-mail: i.kolasinska@ihar.edu.pl
 

Objectives:

  • studies on quantitative  inheritance of important agronomic traits in rye,
  • assessment of general and specific combining ability of rye genotypes,
  • estimation of heterosis effect for agronomic traits in various rye hybrids,
  • genetic studies on the Pampa CMS system in rye,
  • identification of gene donors for male fertility restoration in rye hybrids with Pampa cytoplasm,
  • introduction of restorer genes from Turkish landrace populations into the current breeding program of rye hybrids,
  • creation of new base populations and development of inbred lines with desirable agronomic traits for breeding of rye hybrid varieties,
  • identification of valuable parental components for hybrid breeding of rye,
  • optimization of schemes and procedures in breeding program of rye hybrids with respect to genetic, technical and economic aspects.

 

Main stages of rye hybrid breeding:

Inbreeding, multiplication of inbred lines in cabins, production of numerousF1 hybridsin spatial isolated fields (plastic tunnels, isolation walls) andevaluation of rye hybrids in field trials performed in different environmental conditions

 

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